Celebrity Beauty: Is Kenya Moore’s Hair & Eye Colour Real Or Fake? 100,000 Google ‘Housewives of Atlanta’ Actress
100,000 FANS Google questions about Real Housewives Of Atlanta actress Kenya Moore's hair and hazel eye colour. What do these queries say about perceptions of black beauty? By Ben Arogundade. Sept. 20, 2019.
HAIR AND BEAUTY MATTERS: 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' star Kenya Moore is the subject of intense curiosity about her hair and eye colour from fans who want to know if they are real or not. Google records over 100,000 queries per year.
WHAT ARE THE AESTHETIC LIMITS of black beauty? Can a black woman have long straight hair that isn't a weave, or eyes that are green or blue instead of brown? The answers may seem obvious, but these are just two of the questions that pre-occupy fans of actress and former beauty queen Kenya Moore, star of TV show ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’.
KENYA HAIR CRUSHES
In fact, many women of all ethnicities harbour Kenya Moore hair crushes. According to Google search, 8,000 Internet users per month type the phrase, “Kenya Moore hair” into their browsers each month. The total number of search queries about the 48-year-old former former Miss USA's hair and beauty values amounts to over 100,000 per year. She ranks at number four in the list of the top 10 most Googled black celebrity hairstyles, just behind Nicki Minaj, and ahead of Michelle Obama.
IS KENYA MOORE'S HAIR & EYE COLOUR REAL?
So, what is Kenya Moore's real eye and hair colour? Although the actress — who recently split from husband Marc Daly — admits that in the past she has worn weaves and wigs for film roles and photo shoots, her long straight hair is all her own. “I wash it, let it air dry and flat iron it in small sections and use roller sets,” said Moore matter-of-factly. She answered her fans questions about her hair once and for all on a recent appearance on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, inviting the host to ‘root her’ — placing her fingers into Moore's scalp to check that it was all natural, and not a weave. “It's all hers!” Williams proclaimed to the studio audience.
MOORE REAL EYES IN COLOUR
Moore's naturally hazel eyes are also the subject of the online speculation of fans and haters. Many assume they are really brown, and that she is wearing colour contact lenses to turn them green. Google records 500 searches a month for the term, “Kenya Moore contact lenses”. She shares her eye colour with other high profile black celebrities such as Rihanna, Tyra Banks and Leona Lewis. Many online queries about Kenya Moore’s hazel eye colour come from those who are unaware that people of African origin can possess green and blue eyes naturally.
A TRANSRACIAL PICTURE
All the online queries about Kenya Moore's hair and beauty illustrate both how narrow traditional definitions of black beauty can be in the eyes of many onlookers, and also how transracial modern beauty has become. While many African American women like Kenya Moore aspire to having long straight hair, white women aspire to tanned skin and full lips. Beauty values have become an interchangeable kit of parts, available to almost everyone, regardless of ethnicity.
THE EYES HAVE IT: Actress and beauty entrepreneur Kenya Moore’s naturally hazel-colored eyes are the subject of intense online scrutiny. 1,000 fans search the term “Kenya Moore eyes” each month. Many assume that her eye colour is not a natural hazel, and that she wears contacts.
REAL KENYA: What is Kenya Moore's real hair and eye colour? Many online fans and haters assume her hair is fake, that her eye color is not naturally hazel. Adjacent images: The 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' star poses for a photo shoot for 'Krave' magazine: Moore is crowned Miss USA 1993.
*KENYA MOORE’S HAIR & BEAUTY - ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SEARCH
The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase, “Kenya Moore eyes” each month.
The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase, “Kenya Moore hair” each month.
The number of people worldwide who Google the question. “Is Kenya Moore’s hair and eyes real?” each month.
*All figures for “Kenya Moore’s Hair & Beauty - According to Google Search”, supplied by Google. Stats include global totals for laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices.
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